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Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. State agriculture scientists spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops. CREDIT: Elaine Thompson/AP

Scientists Identify And Destroy First Giant Hornet Nest In Northwestern Washington

The state Agriculture Department had spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops. Continue Reading Scientists Identify And Destroy First Giant Hornet Nest In Northwestern Washington

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A mother wolverine and her kits were successfully captured on webcams in Mount Rainier National Park this spring and summer. Hikers in the park confirmed a sighted of their own in August 2020. CREDIT: National Park Service via Flickr

Conservation Groups Vow Challenge After Federal Decision Not To Protect Wolverines

Conservation groups are vowing to again challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s decision not to add wolverines to the Endangered Species List. There are likely fewer than 300 wolverines across its habitat across the Mountain West, which includes populations in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, where 90 percent of their habitat is on federally managed lands and wilderness areas. Continue Reading Conservation Groups Vow Challenge After Federal Decision Not To Protect Wolverines

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